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Vanity About Vanity: Electronic Exhibitionism?
11/15/12 | dagogo redux

Posted on 11/15/2012 10:50:37 AM PST by dagogo redux

I'm curious, among our crowd here, if anyone out there ever engaged in the sort of exhibitionistic shenanigans we keep reading about in the endless stream of scandals in recent years. The appeal of doing so eludes me, and I'd like to understand this growing phenomenon better.

Have you ever posted or sent naked or bare-chested photos of yourself to a member of the opposite sex to impress them?

Did you think it would impress them? Did it?

If unsolicited, did you assume these postings or emails would be well received? Were they?

Variations on this theme are also welcome.


TOPICS: Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: devolution; exhibitionism
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1 posted on 11/15/2012 10:50:40 AM PST by dagogo redux
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To: dagogo redux
All this crap about sex and sex scandals is the media distracting us from the fact that the evil Obama communist perpetrated impeachable offenses in killing 4 Americans and covering that up.
2 posted on 11/15/2012 10:53:49 AM PST by rurgan (give laws an expiration date:so the congress has to review every 4 years to see if needed)
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To: dagogo redux

I have had women send me pictures of themselves and yes I have enjoyed them.


3 posted on 11/15/2012 10:53:55 AM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: dagogo redux

No! I go for a minimal foot print on the web. Besides, the only I can hope to impress a woman with a photo of me, is if she is blind. :-(

Gunner


4 posted on 11/15/2012 10:55:28 AM PST by weps4ret (Republicans are suffering from Testicular Atrophy!!!)
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To: dagogo redux

Would never have dreamed of doing such a thing, even now as a married man.

These kids today that seem to do this as just as a everyday thing are going to be in a world of hurt if they ever try to run for office or run a major business.


5 posted on 11/15/2012 10:58:41 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: dagogo redux
G-rated question for the female FReepers out there (although I now realize that half of the replies will be from men deliberately giving me the wrong advice):

If a female acquaintance of mine (in whom I've always been interested), sends me a G-rated photo of herself out of the blue, is she interested?

6 posted on 11/15/2012 11:00:43 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: dagogo redux

No and never will. My time spent on the internet is spent trying to keep up with the news, researching how to fix stuff and buying stuff. Being at the half century mark may have something to do with my internet use. Never did the myspace, facebook stuff, or joined any picture sharing sites, I seek no attention.


7 posted on 11/15/2012 11:05:47 AM PST by WinMod70
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To: 1rudeboy
"If a female acquaintance of mine (in whom I've always been interested), sends me a G-rated photo of herself out of the blue, is she interested?"

Is her husband and kids in it? Is her wedding ring prominently displayed?

Does the picture have any other quality about it which might explain her sending it to you, such as it's humorous?

8 posted on 11/15/2012 11:07:21 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: dagogo redux

9 posted on 11/15/2012 11:07:53 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: 1rudeboy

Depends, was she posing with a dead deer or a 5 lb smallmouth?


10 posted on 11/15/2012 11:10:33 AM PST by WinMod70
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To: 1rudeboy

Is she your cousin?

Is there any guy in the picture with her? And there a guy’s arm or hand in the picture with her, but the guy’s been removed?


11 posted on 11/15/2012 11:11:58 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

As Sigmund said, Sometimes a lamp is just a lamp.


12 posted on 11/15/2012 11:12:26 AM PST by GilesB
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To: dagogo redux
Hmmm...

My initial thought was that you wanted to discuss vanities as a form of electronic exhibitionism.

13 posted on 11/15/2012 11:15:58 AM PST by sonofagun (Some think my cynicism grows with age. I like to think of it as wisdom!)
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To: dagogo redux

Kids today in large numbers aren’t getting driver licenses.
In my day, the car was the key to privacy with the opposite sex.
Now I guess kids just use smartphones to send pics of their junk to each other.


14 posted on 11/15/2012 11:17:03 AM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's bankruptcy: 2016)
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To: 1rudeboy

“If a female acquaintance of mine (in whom I’ve always been interested), sends me a G-rated photo of herself out of the blue, is she interested?”

A lot of women are plain old vain, like a picture of themselves, and send it out because they are pleased with it. It doesn’t necessarily mean anything.

Thought process: “Oh! I look so good in this! I am going to send it out to people so they can think I’m pretty, too!”

Generally to find out if a woman is interested in you, you have to ask her out.


15 posted on 11/15/2012 11:19:20 AM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: VanDeKoik

“...a world of hurt if they ever try to run for office...”

Well it might solve the name recognition problem and the “bad publicity” aspects might be somewhat balanced if the images are attractive.

Would Sarah or Todd Palin be hurt in seeking office if candid nude sunbathing pics were published? There would probably be damage if they took initiative in circulating them but probably not if they were just paparazzi shots.


16 posted on 11/15/2012 11:21:21 AM PST by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: 1rudeboy
Yes, I know you asked the ladies, but if she sent a photo of herself just to you, even a "G-rated" one, I'd take that as a sign of interest.
17 posted on 11/15/2012 11:21:21 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: dagogo redux

i was talking to my kids last night about this very thing and said, anyone who submits to naked pix of themselves must assume that the people they LEAST want to see them, will end up seeing them. So assume such a photo will end up in the inbox of your parents, your kids, your PASTOR, your inlaws etc.


18 posted on 11/15/2012 11:21:31 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: dagogo redux

The reality stars who are famous for doing nothing and sometimes they become famous BECAUSE of a salacious video.

Those who follow and admire these people want to emulate these reality stars and some even hope that the same routine could possibly bring them fame, too.

I think all these reality shows are nothing but living, evolving infomercials.

We are living Idiocracy.


19 posted on 11/15/2012 11:26:58 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: dagogo redux
Have you ever posted or sent naked or bare-chested photos of yourself to a member of the opposite sex to impress them? Did you think it would impress them? Did it?

Yes, yes and yes.......However, I didn't really send them, I passed them out to all the ladies playing bingo at the local community senior center. That was a year ago and I'm still getting phone calls.......

20 posted on 11/15/2012 11:29:04 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: All

No guy in the picture, although it’s not clear who took it. It’s not the most flattering of photos, either . . . but she must’ve liked it. And you guys aren’t coming to the wedding, anyway, so she’ll never know I think so.


21 posted on 11/15/2012 11:30:24 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

How interested, I don’t know but she is definitely seeking your attention. How much of it? Got me, maybe she wants you on a string or she actually wants you. You know her character so try and sort that out, carefully.


22 posted on 11/15/2012 11:30:56 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: weps4ret
Besides, the only I can hope to impress a woman with a photo of me, is if she is blind. :-(

I'm much more impressive in braille than in person.

23 posted on 11/15/2012 11:34:17 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: dagogo redux

I honestly don’t understand why men send pictures of their penises to women. They are ugly and women don’t want to see your junk.

If you have abs like Tatum Channing send those.

I don’t so I don’t...


24 posted on 11/15/2012 11:36:01 AM PST by TSgt (...voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.)
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To: 1rudeboy

Did she have a dog or child in the photo? Or some special item that she just adores? That would make it more just sharing her likes, loves etc.

If the photo was just of her and all about her, she wants something from you.


25 posted on 11/15/2012 11:37:17 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Irenic

Unless she adores the blouse she was wearing, or her couch . . . .


26 posted on 11/15/2012 11:41:24 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy
If a female acquaintance of mine (in whom I've always been interested), sends me a G-rated photo of herself out of the blue, is she interested?

Honestly, I think that's a little weird. If you are already interested, I assume you actually know her and know what she looks like. Why would she just decide to send a picture? It seems a little narcissistic.

27 posted on 11/15/2012 11:41:32 AM PST by carolinablonde
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To: dagogo redux

28 posted on 11/15/2012 11:45:50 AM PST by jaydubya2
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To: carolinablonde; All

That was why I asked. If women are half as intelligent as I think they are (chuckle), then she knows I’m interested. Why send the photo? She should be running for dear life.


29 posted on 11/15/2012 11:45:58 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: dagogo redux
No, have never and would never do anything like that. Everything I post, either here, on Facebook or anywhere else, would not cause me any embarrassment if my own dear departed mother saw it.

I've been a programmer for a long time and, contrary to what a lot of people seem to believe, the internet and emails are basically public forums. It is one of the least anonymous places ever invented. Always has been.

30 posted on 11/15/2012 11:45:58 AM PST by carolinablonde
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oops, sorry

My last comment was directed to "All," because I wanted to thank everyone for letting me hijack this thread. I would never have dared to ask, otherwise.

31 posted on 11/15/2012 11:47:48 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Hmmm, that sounds like she is interested in you or she wants you to lust after her(just wants your attention and nothing more, it is for her ego) You will know the difference.

But if she asked— do you like my new sofa, blouse, haircut? That wouldn’t so much mean interest.


32 posted on 11/15/2012 11:49:54 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Irenic
Thanks.


33 posted on 11/15/2012 11:54:18 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: dagogo redux

Here’s a photo of me standing naked in a snowstorm.


34 posted on 11/15/2012 12:04:11 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: dagogo redux

Not photos, but I’ve gotten a few text messages from the wife that’d raise an eyebrow. Yeah, I enjoyed them — and I made sure she knew it.

Regular exhibitionism is less permanent than electronic exhibitionism, though ... so that’s a better option. A little flash of skin outside the house is always fun. Its better live than in photos anyway — more ... tactile.

SnakeDoc


35 posted on 11/15/2012 12:12:44 PM PST by SnakeDoctor (Texas survived one Obama term, and we'll survive another. The rest of you are screwed.)
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To: rurgan

All this crap about sex and sex scandals is the media distracting us from the fact that the evil Obama communist perpetrated impeachable offenses in killing 4 Americans and covering that up.

&&&
And it keeps them from having to talk about the widespread voter fraud.


36 posted on 11/15/2012 12:18:13 PM PST by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: 1rudeboy

I got tied up with some work just after posting anyway, so I’m glad for the hijack. :)


37 posted on 11/15/2012 12:27:37 PM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: dagogo redux; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; Lazamataz; JoeProBono
THIS THREAD IS WORTHLESS WITH PICTURES!

(requisite dirty picture included)


38 posted on 11/15/2012 12:33:26 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: dagogo redux

My pleasure. As far as ethnic tradition goes, you are among those who might be selected to be figuratively be hung in effigy at the wedding, if it occurs.


39 posted on 11/15/2012 12:35:21 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: a fool in paradise

40 posted on 11/15/2012 12:38:39 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Revolting cat!
I posted a picture of my ass on craigslist but didn't get any takers.


41 posted on 11/15/2012 12:41:50 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

42 posted on 11/15/2012 12:41:57 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: dagogo redux

I had a pic taken at a swimming pool somewhere in Europe, and showing mostly my ugly face, neck and a small part of the nekkid shoulder, the picture that I used as a profile ID on Skype. My evil sister then told my girlfriend that I posted a nekkid picture of myself on Internet and advertised myself as a male prostitute. In the end, I lost the girlfriend and I lost my sister.


43 posted on 11/15/2012 12:45:40 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: a fool in paradise

44 posted on 11/15/2012 12:47:59 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Bigg Red

“&&&
And it keeps them from having to talk about the widespread voter fraud.”

YES. That too, good point.


45 posted on 11/15/2012 12:53:55 PM PST by rurgan (give laws an expiration date:so the congress has to review every 4 years to see if needed)
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To: Revolting cat!

She looks just like that ‘pedo bear’...


46 posted on 11/15/2012 1:03:44 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Bigg Red
And it keeps them from having to talk about the widespread voter fraud.

Seems to be working around here, as well.

47 posted on 11/15/2012 1:05:19 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: a fool in paradise; dagogo redux; Revolting cat!; Lazamataz; JoeProBono
I've impressed many women with a picture of my junk:


48 posted on 11/15/2012 1:43:04 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; a fool in paradise
Well, that's nothing! I've impressed chicks with the picture of my Johnson and Johnson!
49 posted on 11/15/2012 1:47:03 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!; a fool in paradise
Well, that's nothing! I've impressed chicks with the picture of my Johnson and Johnson!

Doesn't come near to matching my giant cock!

50 posted on 11/15/2012 1:55:17 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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